The best sustainable and eco-friendly swimwear

The tide is turning – these nine ethical and sustainable swimwear brands make a stand by using recycled materials to create their beautiful and sport-friendly swimsuits. The best eco-friendly and sustainable swimwear brands A new tide of independent brands are…

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The secret joys of skinny dipping

Why naked swimming is one of the best ways to feel part of nature and better about your body. Let’s go skinny dipping! The secret joys of skinny dipping Have you ever swum completely naked – no swimsuit, no wetsuit,…

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Wild swimming at Goldiggins Quarry, Cornwall

Wild swimming at Goldiggins Quarry, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall Coming across this deep, wide quarry of deep blue spring-fed water feels like uncovering a secret – until you’re right upon it, it’s hidden from view by rocks and looks like the…

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Wild swimming at Prussia Cove, Cornwall

One of my favourite beach coves to swim at in Britain is home to clear waters and a secret smuggling history. Wild Swimming at Prussia Cove, Cornwall   If you start to travel in a south-westerly direction and, well, just…

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My favourite Urban Sanctuaries with Victorinox

I may be obsessed with time spent in the great outdoors but the reality is that I spend most of my days living and working in a city, so Victorinox challenged me to share my favourite urban sanctuaries. These are…

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One Last Breath – safer wild swimming in Wales

Fancy a cooling dip this summer? Learn where is and isn’t safe to swim with Welsh Water’s One Last Breath campaign and then take a swim at one of my four favourite spots in Wales. Wild swimming is a joy.…

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Wild swimming at Sharrah Pools, Dartmoor

The neverending quest for beautiful places to swim in the wild in Britain continues. This time my lovely friend Kate took me to seek out a deep cold pool in the river Dart.

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My favourite wild swimming spots in Britain

Feeling a deep desire to go splashing about in rivers or diving into lagoons? The UK is peppered with stunning locations in which to dip your toes, from epic waterfalls in Wales to a pirate’s cove in Cornwall. These are…

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Video: Wild swimming safety tips

Swim in safety in rivers, pools and the ocean this summer by following some key advice in my new wild swimming safety tips video. Whenever summer rolls around I itch to jump in to lakes and rivers, but it’s essential…

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Summer wild swimming adventures in Seasalt

Ah, summer, is that (finally) you? I’ve been spending most of June splashing about on the Cornish coast and diving into hidden green lakes, so it seems fitting that my second Seasalt style post is all about summery swimwear and…

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Sponsored post: coffee anytime, anywhere with Lyons coffee bags

If you’re as much of a caffeine addict as me, these little bags might change your life. Stick a Lyons coffee bags in your rucksack – they act just like teabags, except that they make a tasty cup of joe…

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10 summer evening adventures to take this week

Long summer evenings were made for little adventures. It’s time to stop seeing the working week as something to get through, (‘Hump Day’: ICK) and learn to savour hours of balmy sunshine. Tick off some of my favourite outdoor escapes…

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A walk to Blue Lake, Snowdonia

Exploring a beautiful and slightly eerie old quarry pool hidden in a pocket of southern Snowdonia, complete with secret Hobbit tunnels and incredible views over Cardigan Bay.

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Wild swimming at the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

Take a dip somewhere a little bit magic – the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye. Crystal clear icy water flows from the foot of the Cuillin mountains, forming lagoons and waterfalls that’ll both enchant you and give you serious brain…

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Competition: WIN £100 to spend at Simply Swim

Inspired by the Olympic swimming heroes to get into the water? Whether you’re planning for your first triathlon or just want a dip in the river, get kitted out by winning £100 to spend at Simply Swim on swimsuits, racing…

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A Howies summer

If you care about buying low impact, planet-saving clothing then I doubt I have to introduce you to Howies, the Welsh makers of wonderful outdoors-ready clothing from lovely ingredients like merino wool, organic cotton and recycled fabrics. Their bright new…

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